You know, it’s kind of easy to get freaked out about a possibly approaching tidal wave of global fatalities when every day brings so much news about the “swine flu pandemic”. While that does seem to be frighteningly real possibility, I liked this:
While the infected need access to medical care and anti-viral drugs, the rest of the world needs an inoculation against scary statistics and misinformation. [A Vaccine Needed for Bad Statistics]
In other words, yes, this could be a global catastrophe. But, unlike what a scan of recent headlines will make you think, that is still just a possibility. Maybe it will be 1918 all over again. Then again, maybe it will be forgotten like SARS. Whichever way it goes, I’m going to try to keep my panic level proportional to the body count.